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“Good Location - Quirky Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Bijou
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   111 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102   |  
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Ranked #140 of 235 Hotels in San Francisco
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Good Location - Quirky Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

I almost cancelled this hotel after reading other negative comments about it's location. I am certainly glad I did not. The location is excellent. Not far from the Powell Street Trolley stop and just a couple of blocks from Union Square. Rooms were clean. We paid for the breakfast which was good value at about $7.50. Plenty of choice to fill up on. Nice touch to have coffee and tea in the lobby. Staff were friendly and we enjoyed our three night stay here.

Room Tip: We got a small room but then again we booked late and paid the lowest rate
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HotelBijou111, General Manager at Hotel Bijou, responded to this review, August 30, 2012
Dear Guest

We are thank ful that you gave us the opportunity to exceed your expectations, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we hope that you will reward us with a return visit.

Kind Regards

Blanca
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Limerick, Ireland
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31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Rooms are spacious and clean. The bathroom had a variety of toiletry samples including toothbrushes and paste which was a welcome treat. Located only mins fom Union Square and the Bart it's ideal for exploring the city. Street where it is located can be a bit dodgy particularly at night. Our room overlooked the street and was a little noisy but we didn't mind it too much. Front desk staff were pleasant to deal with.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Worth, Texas
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

I was pleasantly surprised when I found a hotel in downtown SF at such a reasonable price. The Bijou was located right in Union Square, just a few blocks from China Town, and easily accesible to all the major tourist attractions. We didn't need a car to get around. Plenty of afforable public transportation steps away. The staff was very helpful and courteous and went out of their way to make our stay a pleasant one. We were traveling in a group and they helped in making sure our trip went smoothly, and safe. The hotel itself though rather small was charming and comfortable with its movie screen decor throughout the hotel . The rooms were very clean and well stocked. I had read some reviews about the bad area but when I got there found that we were surrounded by all the larger, more expensive hotels and the area was no different than any in a large downtown city. Overall a great time, I definitely will stay again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelBijou111, General Manager at Hotel Bijou, responded to this review, August 1, 2012
Dear Wardell

It was a pleasure to have you stay with us, we look forward to your return visit. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about us.

Kind Regards

Blanca Rivera
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Stayed for four nights at the end of May, i had heard of the bad area and the homeless people. I must say that i had no issues at all, was approached by one homeless man who was polite even when i refused to give him money.

It was a small bit noisy at night, but that is to be expected in the City Centre.

I Would stay again...

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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california
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

great time in the city again and the hotel is in a great location........have stayed here before and its always been comfortable with a caring and helpful staff.......

Room Tip: the rooms are small, but cozy.....
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Very good place to stay at the price/location. One of the good budjet places in San Fran + it is so close to the Union Square and trolleys. Stuff were very friendly and informative. There are though some homeless people outside but they are harmless and actually polite.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lexington, Kentucky
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Bijou in San Francisco in April 2012. The staff were all very nice and the room was very clean. The hotel has a movie theater inside and each room is named after a movie filmed in San Francisco. We stayed in the Presido room which was cool since I am a big Mark Harmon fan.
It's not an upscale hotel but our stay there was very enjoyable. There were only a couple of issues we had one was the television didn't have great reception and we were trying to watch the University of KY Wildcats win the NCAA Championship game. The other issue was the area at night made us a little wary.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 111 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #140 of 235 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Bijou 2.5*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Bijou is the most unique of all the Bay Area boutique hotels in downtown San Francisco. Inspired by San Francisco’s rich cinematic history, our San Francisco Union Square hotel is adorned with classic movie palace designs and dramatic Hollywood portraits. We even have a mini movie theater in our lobby showing a nightly double feature of glamorous San Francisco-based movies.Each of our 65 comfortable guest rooms in our Union Square hotel in San Francisco is named after a motion picture shot here in the city. Using the original movie stills as decorative accents, Hotel Bijou provides our guests with the most interesting downtown San Francisco hotel rooms while simultaneously keeping you centrally located to everything this exciting city has to offer. ... more   less 
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